Symptoms of heartworm are not always immediately apparent. Therefore, it can be difficult to detect symptoms in your pet. Some dogs may show no signs of the disease while others may exhibit clinical signs, such as a mild, persistent cough, reluctance to move or exercise (lethargy), fatigue after only moderate exercise, reduced appetite and/or weight loss.
Cats may exhibit clinical signs that are non-specific, such as vomiting, gagging, difficulty or rapid breathing, lethargy and weight loss. If your pet is experiencing these symptoms, please call Camelot Court Animal Clinic at (913) 469-9330 to schedule an appointment.
Flea and Tick Prevention
In Kansas, fleas are a year-round problem for pets and their owners. They are not just a nuisance, as they carry diseases that can be dangerous to both you and your pet. For example, fleas can transmit tapeworms to your pet. Your pet can also be allergic to fleas, and even just one flea bite can cause an intense allergic reaction, resulting in a severely painful skin infection.
Although ticks are less of a problem in this region of Kansas, they can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. If you plan to travel to an area where these diseases are a problem, please talk to one of our veterinarians about the precautions you can take to protect your pet.
The good news is that these flea and tick problems can be avoided by using one of the safe and effective parasite prevention products that are available at Camelot Court Animal Clinic. Ask a member of the medical team to recommend a product that is right for your pet.
Parasite Prevention For Pets In Leawood, KS
Prevention is always the best treatment! We carry many different types of flea, tick and heartworm preventive and your Camelot Court Animal Clinic veterinarian can help you choose which one is right for your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 913-469-9330.